More and more hospitals are turning towards modern technology to keep their patients safe. By
hooking up portable tablets like iPads and cell phones patient records are kept much tighter and safer
than ever before. New bar coded patient wrist bands are also part of this new focus really aiding in the
quality of patient life amongst many hospitals world-wide. Patient wrist bands along with digital medical
record technology can keep tabs on patients with much greater force.
One hospital in Oakwood has done just that, gone tech. They have implemented a state of the art
medical records system to help ensure 100% patient safety. Paper charts will always be important but
the ease and convenience of digitally tracking a patient’s improvements and vitals is untouchable.
“On Aug. 1, the Dearborn hospital will be first in Oakwood’s family to transition to new software. The
system will then be rolled out at Oakwood’s three other hospitals within the next year, followed by
offices and private practices in the network.
Matthew Zimmie, MD, medical director of information technology for Oakwood, explained that the
system is expected to improve the safety of patient care and simplify access to patient information, all
while increasing security of patient information.”
Patient safety is at the forefront of this important decision making. Doctors and hospitals are confident
they can maintain a standard of safety that is much more controllable than just using paper documents.
Slowly but surely technology will leave it’s stamp in medical institutions across the globe.
To view full article click here.